Saturday, April 04, 2009

Protest against public lashing

Protest against public lashing
End Nizam-e-Adl, restore state writ in Swat: civil society
* Marvi Memon questions ‘secular’ ANP over lashing
By Mahtab Bashir, Daily Times, April 5, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Civil society activists on Saturday condemned public lashing of a 17-year-old girl in Swat by Taliban and demanded restoration of the government’s writ and an end to Nizam-e-Adl in the valley.

The protestors gathered at Super Market, holding placards and banners reading ‘We want Jinnah’s Pakistan’, ‘Pak Army must eliminate Taliban’, ‘Larkion ko koray marnay walon ka moonh kala’.

They shouted slogans against torture on women in the name of Islam. Activists of Awami Jamhuri Ittehad (AJI), Potohar Organisation Development Advocacy (PODA), Civil Society Alliance (CSA), Insani Huqooq Ittehad (IHI), Communist Mazdoor Kisan Party (CMKP) etc and political parties participated in the protest.

They dubbed the act un-Islamic and inhuman. They demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali notice the incident and end the peace agreement with Taliban and abolish Nizam-e-Adl.

They said Sufi Mohammad must be conveyed that Nizam-e-Adl was being abolished. They said country would not be politically stable until hardcore extremists were handled firmly.

MNA Marvi Memon told Daily Times society and Islam did not permit such acts of violence against women. “Condemnation alone is not enough. Stern action should be taken against the perpetrators,” she said. “The issue is - country is facing Taliban’s threat and people are suffering,” she said.

Marvi takes ANP to task: “The government of ANP called itself secular but it is hard to understand how such incidents are happening time and again in their jurisdiction,” she questioned.

She said peace agreement between the government and Sufi Muhammad had no importance. “Those who make agreements and then breach them must not be tolerated in any case,” she said.

She asked the government either to give up or arrest the culprits. Later, the protestors marched towards Parliament House.

Also See:
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Owners of private medical and dental colleges in Pakistan are running their institutions without any law, principles, rules, regulations and ethics.
They have established their own rules and regulations (sharing monetary benefits with their professional regulatory authorities like Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC)

They have their own ethics (based on so called officially allowed schemes like self finance scheme, foreign seats, Pakistan health/medical foundation scheme, welfare trust scheme etc, etc)

You personally can visit and observe deficiencies in their infrastructure, teaching faculty, teaching hospitals attached with Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry Karachi, Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences for girls Karachi, International Medical College Abbottabad, Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry Karachi, University Medical College Faisalabad, Fatima Jinnah Dental College Karachi, Isra Medical University Hyderabad, Independent Medical College Faisalabad, Jinnah Medical College Peshawar, Multan Medical College Multan, University Medical College Lahore, Sharif City Medical College Lahore, Ziaudin Medical University Karachi, Baqai Medical University Karachi, Lahore Medical College Lahore, Frontier Medical College Abbottabad, Gandhara University Peshawar, Central Park Medical and Dental College Lahore, Altamash College of Dentistry Karachi.
See, look, observe and perceive dramatization of owners of these medical and dental institutions.

Their folk, famous but fake SLANG is that “we have established and we are running these institutions on ‘no profit no loss’ BASIS”, but their virtual goal is to generate money (nothing else).
They are not alone to cheat parents of students getting admission in MBBS and BDS courses, but higher authorities of health department, government of Pakistan, PM&DC, Vice Chancellors of universities with which they are affiliated are their hand shakers. They all are in other words SHARE-HOLDERS
Owners of these institutions and officers concerned with PM&DC (concerned regulatory authority) are usually attached with same profession (MEDICAL PROFESSION), so both parties are traditionally (so called ethically) are responsible to cooperate with each other. The only victimized party is students and their parents.
On the time of PMDC official visit these institutes hire teaching faculty on very attractive salary package, share equipments, technically skill paramedical staff, required monetary funds with each other and after the PMDC visit, salary of teaching faculty is reduced remarkably or harassed them so that they leave medical college and join another institute, faculty hired from public sector leave that private institution and rejoin their own public sector institution from which they came (had got leave without pay) due to attractive salary package of private institutions. Equipment, skilled paramedical staff and monetary fund are sent back to concerned parties. In this case academic study, professional training of MBBS and BDS students is surely suffered/compromised.

Dr. Sabir Ali